After kickstarting the sea shanty phenomenon that has swept the globe in recent weeks, one of the most exciting breakout stars of 2021, Nathan Evans released his debut track “Wellerman” and “Wellerman 220Kid & Killen Ted Remix” via Universal and now announces his first show in Belgium planned for January 9th in Antwerp.

The genre is everywhere right now and it’s all down to Nathan that a new generation are discovering the thrills of fisherman-themed, multi-harmonised folk music. It all began when Nathan, from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire in Scotland, decided to start uploading songs to TikTok after completing his morning duties as a postman. The first track he shared was a cover of Leave Her, Johnny, the traditional Irish shanty that dates back to the early part of the last century. But what happened next was off the scale, with the video racking up eye-popping numbers. Something about this music and Nathan’s charismatic delivery connected in a big, big way.


* Wellerman (220 KID Remix) breaks into the Top 40 on Spotify globally today landing at #39 with 1.48M plays and 1.67 million daily streams
* Nathan’s original is also on 617k daily streams on Spotify up 100k streams from last week
* Spotify charts: #1 Holland, #7 Germany, #7 Belgium, #10 UK, #39 Global
* Shazam charts: #1 Belgium, #1 Holland, #2 Germany, #9 UK, #23 Global
* Playlisted on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Capital in the UK - added to NRJ Radio in France as well as QMusic and 3FM in Holland
* Major TV promotion done in US, Canada, Ireland, France, South Africa, Germany & Holland

Listen to 'Wellerman' here

Buy tickets for his show in Antwerp here

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